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  • Relationship between Income Inequality and Economic Productivity: A Cross-Country Analysis 

    Donaldson, Jacquelyn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    This analysis attempts to find the relationship between economic productivity and income inequality. Previous literature has produced mixed results, with some analyses finding a positive correlation and some finding a ...
  • The Impact of a Country’s Health Expenditure on COVID-19 Cases 

    Kadam, Sachin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    The coronavirus pandemic has upended modern society and forced governments in countries around the world to reevaluate their current healthcare systems. This study attempts to understand the relationship between a country’s ...
  • The Effect of Education on Poverty 

    Bharit, Ekansh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Everyone knows education as a keyway of gaining higher wages and escaping poverty. In this paper, I will be discussing the effect education has on poverty. I will specifically be looking at higher education, so the education ...
  • The Effect of Poverty on Childhood Obesity 

    Kadens, Madeleine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Over the last decade, childhood obesity in the United States has increased almost threefold as the national poverty rate has remained relatively constant. While governmental aid programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition ...
  • The Impact of Religion and Ideology on country’s Economic Growth 

    Mang, Elisha (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Throughout the history, we can observe the rise and fall of kingdoms and empires and attribute their rise and fall to many different factors such as technological inventions, ideological enlightenments, religion influences ...
  • The Effect of Income Inequality on Human Development 

    Leal, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Income inequality is how unevenly income is spread across a population. This paper looks at the effects of income inequality on human development through analyzing cross sectional data with multiple linear regression models. ...
  • The Effect of Per-Student Expenditure on Percentage of Students Satisfactory in Mathematics 

    Tirath, Abhinav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    This study investigates whether per-student expenditure is correlated with the quality of education, using the percentage of students satisfactory in mathematics as an analog. Although the simple linear regression model ...
  • Relationship between GDP per Capita and Income Inequality 

    Smith, Mark Kimura (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    International objectives for increasing life expectancy and overall health have generally been focused on increasing the quality of healthcare accessible to individuals. These initiatives for increasing the quality of ...
  • A Cross-Country Analysis of the Relationship Between National Income and Life Expectancy 

    Taylor, Patrick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    The goal of this paper is to examine and identify the factors that can lead to an increase in life expectancy, as well as to compare these factors across a number of different countries.
  • The Impact of Income on Imports 

    Marteniuc, Anthony (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    This paper quantifies the impact of household income on national imports through linear regression on cross-sectional data obtained from 214 countries for the year of 2018.
  • Impact of Small Employers on Income Inequality 

    Graves, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Income inequality in the United States has increased substantially over the last four decades. This paper attempts to analyze the relationship between the small employers and income inequality (as measured by the Gini ...
  • Worldwide Gender Inequality in Education 

    Loven, Alena (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    The issue of gender inequality across the globe is a captivating issue, especially in regard to education. This paper examines the gender gap in education by dividing countries into developed and developing nations and ...
  • The Effect of College Attainment on Per-Capita Income across U.S States 

    Tshimanga, Noa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    College attainment is often cited as one of the main explanatory variables that can explain the variation in per-capita income. This study uses cross-sectional data to analyze the relationship between the education and ...
  • The Effect of Education on Income Inequality 

    Curtis, Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    This paper shines a light on the relationship between education attained and income inequality. All of our data is recent and comes from the Human Development Data Center. The income inequality was measured by the Gini ...
  • Effects of Income on Life Expectancy and Other Health Disparities 

    Devine, Grace (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    A person’s disposable income is often related to their ability to readily access healthcare and health-related resources. The relationship between income and mortality has historically been well established but not easily ...
  • The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Unemployment 

    Gonzalez, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Classical microeconomic theory consistently suggest that through modelling the labor market in a supply and demand point of view, the minimum wage acts as a binding price floor that if set above the “equilibrium” wage could ...
  • Determine the Relationship Between House Prices and Local Income Level 

    Yin, Hongzhuo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Real estate market is one of the most important fractions of the financial industry, and housing price has always been the spotlight of discussion for centuries. In this paper, we want to discuss the relationship between ...
  • Measuring the Relationship between Startup Success and Job Creation 

    Tryon, Joshua (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Understanding the role that start-ups play in labor market dynamics can help economists expedite labor market recovery post-covid-19. This paper runs a regression using OLS least squares estimation to better identify the ...
  • The Connection Between Systems of Government & Economic Prosperity 

    Cich, Nicholas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    This paper explores the relationship between democracy and economic prosperity across the world. We use data from the EIU Democracy Index as a benchmark for each country’s level of democracy, and the World Bank’s Gross ...
  • Essays on the Economics of Climate Change and Geoengineering 

    Harding, Anthony (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-12-06)
    In this dissertation, I examine the relationship between climate and economic activity. In particular, I analyze methods for the measurement of climate change impacts on macroeconomic outcomes and the role of solar ...

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